‘How to catch an illegal immigrant’: the politically-loaded slogan restaurant owners in South Carolina chose to print on staff t-shirts. The slogan is accompanied by a drawing of two tacos under a box, depicting a mouse trap.
Accused of racism, the owners of Taco Cid have hit back saying the t-shirts are a humorous and reasonable political statement not designed to single out a particular ethnic group. They say the t-shirts target all illegal immigrants, who they accuse of draining the US welfare system.
Critics say the t-shirts are an insensitive and crude way of drumming up business by getting free publicity. If exposure was indeed the owners’ intention, they appear to have succeeded. Pictures of the t-shirts are doing the rounds on social media and American news sites, while the owners’ claim they are receiving calls from people across the country eager to buy the $35 t-shirt.